Federal Register Announcements
From: Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2006, p. 9834.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
National Capital Region; Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site, Designation as a Unit of the National Park System
ACTION: Designation of Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site, Washington, DC as a unit of the National Park System.
SUMMARY: Under and by virtue of the authority conferred upon the Secretary of the Interior by section 3 of the Carter
DATES: February 27, 2006 is the date of the establishment of the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site in accordance with Public Law 108–192 (117 Stat. 2873, December 19, 2003).
ADDRESSES: The Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site is administered as a site under the management of the Superintendent, National Capital Parks—East, 1900 Anacostia Drive, SE., Washington, DC 20020.
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Whereas the Congress of the United States has declared it to be a national policy to preserve for the public use historical sites, buildings, and objects of national significance for the inspiration and benefit of the people of the United States, and whereas the Congress has recognized that:
Congress, therefore, on October 24, 2000, directed a resource study of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Home and headquarters of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, located at 1538 Ninth Street, NW., Washington, DC, to identify the suitability and feasibility of designating the Carter G. Woodson Home as a unit of the National Park System.
Upon its consideration of that completed study and the recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) that the Carter G. Woodson Home should be made a unit of the National Park System, the Congress directed to the Secretary to establish the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site as a unit of the National Park System by publication of a notice to that effect in the Federal Register upon the acquisition of the Carter G. Woodson Home. The Secretary was granted authority to acquire the Carter G. Woodson Home and any of three properties immediately to its north located at 1540, 1542, and 1544 Ninth Street, NW., described on the map entitled "Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site", numbered 876/82338–A and dated July 22, 2003.
Dated: February 17, 2006.
Did You Know?
Carter G. Woodson did not begin his formal education until he was 20 years old. He had been denied access to public education in Canton, Virginia where he was born in 1875.